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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat.

When the prompt was posted this part of Ontario had dropped from 30°C to 12°C in the space of 48 hours. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my archives taken when I remembered some detail about the heat.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

Donington Park race circuit in the early 1980s. I was a motorcycle racing guy, I had gone to Donington Park to check out an up and coming racer people were talking about called Ayrton Senna. So of course, I got photos of lots of cars apart from Ayrton Senna. It was that hot in the sun I ended up with blisters on my right ear.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s. I wanted to get as close to eye level with the American White Pelicans as possible. That meant either lying in the hot sun at the edge of the channel or setting up a tripod in the water and sitting in the water behind it.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn in the mid 2000s. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at dawn as it was only going to get hotter as the day went on. I had recently got a new, plastic bodied digital camera and remember wondering how hot it could get before the heat started affecting the camera.

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #28: A Wave at Dawn

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #28 Photo Challenge.

Simply a wave and ripples on the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn photographed at the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario.

Water Water Everywhere #28: A Wave at Dawn

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Isolation Cravings

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings.

I’m craving my early morning visits to the various shorelines in the area. Not just for the sunrises but also the bird species that can make an appearance.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

Sunrise reflected in Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings

Three birds silhouetted against the rising sun on Colpoy’s Bay.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton at dawn.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline.

 

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Throwback Thursday

Lake Huron at Dawn

Throwback Thursday travels back to 2003 and an atmospheric phenomenon at dawn.

Visible shortly before sunrise and shortly after sunset the Belt of Venus is a pinkish band above the horizon. It is produced when light from the sun is backscattered by particulates in the air.

In this photo of Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon the blue band directly above the horizon is the earth’s shadow with the Belt of Venus above that.

Throwback Thursday: 14th May 2020

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #27: Shower Time

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #27 Photo Challenge.

Two North American race Herring Gulls taking a shower while stood on a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. I’m calling them American race Herring Gulls because different authorities class them either as a subspecies of the European Herring Gull or as a separate species.

Water Water Everywhere #27

 

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Water Water Everywhere

WWE #26: Range Light at Sunrise

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #26 Photo Challenge.

First I should apologise to anyone who follows my Facebook page as they will have seen this photo a few days ago. I was looking for an early May photo for my Facebook page and discovered this completely overlooked shot.

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Taken 12 years ago in early May if I wanted to repeat the photo this year I would be up to my knees in water, the foreground rock is underwater nowadays.

WWE #26: Range Light at Sunrise

 

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One Word Sunday

Where?

This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Where?

On reading the prompt I thought of some of the bird species that search for food as they’re flying.

 

One Word Sunday: Where?

A Caspian Tern patrolling the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton looking for a fish in the water.

 

One Word Sunday: Where?

A male Belted Kingfisher hovering over the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton looking for a fish in the water.